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Entries in Serious Fraud Office (242)

Tuesday
Jul192016

SFO announces Unaoil investigation

The UK Serious Fraud Office said Tuesday it is "conducting a criminal investigation into the activities of Unaoil, its officers, its employees and its agents in connection with suspected offenses of bribery, corruption and money laundering."

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Wednesday
Jul132016

SFO charges logistics firm and seven individuals with Angola bribery

The UK Serious Fraud Office Wednesday charged logistics and freight operations company F.H. Bertling Ltd and seven individuals with bribing an agent of the Angolan state oil company, Sonangol.

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Monday
Jul112016

SFO resolves foreign bribery case with second DPA

The UK Serious Fraud Office said Friday a court approved its second application for a deferred prosecution agreement to settle Bribery Act and related offenses committed in several foreign countries.

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Wednesday
Jul062016

SFO seeks retrial of two former LIBOR traders

The UK Serious Fraud Office said Wednesday it is seeking a retrial of two former Barclays traders after their jury trial ended Monday without verdicts.

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Tuesday
Jul052016

American among three ex-Barclays traders convicted in London LIBOR trial  

Three former employees of Barclays Bank plc were convicted Monday by a jury at the Southwark Crown Court of manipulating the U.S. Dollar LIBOR.

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Wednesday
May112016

UK Enforcement: Former banknote company exec convicted of overseas bribery

Image courtesy of Innovia SecurityA former manager of a polymer banknote manufacturer was convicted Wednesday of four counts of making corrupt payments to a foreign official.

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Thursday
May052016

Bahamas utility official convicted of taking Alstom bribes

A jury in the Bahamas Tuesday convicted a former board member of the Bahamas Electricity Corporation of bribery, finding he took hundreds of thousands of dollars to help Alstom win contracts, reduce penalties for late performance, and overturn a government award to a competitor.

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Thursday
Apr142016

Bill Waite on the Panama Papers: It's time for some crisis management

A good friend of mine who ended his career as a very senior police officer once gave me an excellent piece of advice. He told me that anyone can manage an organization when things are going well -- it is when things become difficult that true leaders emerge.

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Thursday
Mar312016

SFO: How should companies handle attorney-client privilege during investigations?

Alun Milford, SFO General Counsel (image courtesy fo the SFO)In a speech this week to compliance professionals at the European Compliance and Ethics Institute in Prague, the general counsel of the UK Serious Fraud Office talked about attorney-client privilege in connection with SFO corruption investigations.

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Tuesday
Mar292016

SFO charges another individual in Alstom corruption case

The UK Serious Fraud Office charged another individual Tuesday as part of the ongoing investigation into Alstom.

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Monday
Mar142016

U.S. jails two former Rabobank traders for rigging LIBOR

Two UK citizens and former derivatives traders at Rabobank were sentenced to U.S. prison Thursday for rigging LIBOR rates for U.S. Dollars and Japanese Yen.

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Thursday
Mar102016

Martin Kenney on the LIBOR scandal: Working for the SFO can't be easy

After a London jury acquitted six defendants in late January, I hope the Serious Fraud Office’s decision to prosecute individuals for their alleged part in the LIBOR rate fixing scandal doesn't blow up in its face.

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